George Kerscher is Chief Innovations Officer of the DAISY Consortium, an international organization dedicated to facilitating access to information for persons with disabilities. He is President of the International Digital Publishing Forum, Senior Advisor, Global Literacy at Benetech, and chair of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Steering Council. He was named an Innovator of the Year by U.S. News and World Report in 1998, received the Harry Murphy Catalyst Award in 2004, was recognized as a White House Champion of Change in 2012, and was given the Industry Champion award by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) in 2016. Mr. Kerscher received a B.A. from Northeastern Illinois University.